Oct. 2nd-8th | Dilworth Park
Red Bull Art of Can is a nationwide creative competition. We invite designers, animators, sculptors, and artists of all disciplines to create 3D art, physical or digital, using the Red Bull can as inspiration. This year, more than 100 artists registered work for the exhibition. A selection was made by a panel of judges from the art community to be displayed at a special showcase at Dilworth Park in Center City Philadelphia October 1 – 8, 2015.
Oct. 2nd | Barnes Foundation
Turn up the heat with an eclectic musical journey rooted in percussive traditions from all around the world. Celebrate Hispanic heritage with Dos y Mas (Two and More), an explosive ensemble comprised of two Cuban-born musicians: percussionist Arturo Stable and pianist Elio Villafranca. *FREE TO MEMBERS
Oct. 2nd-3rd | Franklin Square
Philly Mini Golf is transformed into spooky fun for the season with fog, lights, music, and surprises (Fri., Sat., and Sun. evenings) ($9 adults, $7 children).
Oct. 3rd | 2200 N. 8th St.
Head north for a neighborhood celebration with Open Source artists Keir Johnston and Ernel Martinez, right next to the artists’ pop-up community bodega space, which explores the intersection of the Latino and African American communities in North Philadelphia. Developed in partnership with our friends at AL DÍA News Media, WXPN.
Oct. 3rd | 18th & South
HEAR YE! HEAR YE! Bloktoberfest 2015 is ON brothers and sisters! Your favorite homegrown festival on the best end of the hippest street in town is rockin’ on October 3, 2015! BEER – FOOD – MUSIC – PHILLY Check this event page for all the news – going to start coming fast and furious. What are we partyin’ for?!? Historical proceeds return back into the Graduate Hospital neighborhood supporting greening initiatives, school support groups and programs.
Oct. 3rd | 710 S. 5th St.
Philly AIDS Thrift celebrates 10 years with their biggest block party ever. The street will be closed outside 5th and Bainbridge for music from DJ Robert Drake, food trucks, craft vendors, games, celebrity dunk tank, moon bounce, magicians, face painting, balloon artists, dancing in the streets, Halloween kick-off, mini-parade and much more.
Oct. 3rd | 12-8 pm
Taking place on 13th Street from Chestnut to Locust Streets, the annual Midtown Village Fall Festival features the best food and drinks in the neighborhood, live entertainment, shopping and more.
Oct. 3rd | The Merriam Theater
Established in 2004, the Hispanic Choice Awards is an annual celebration with an aim to unite, strengthen and acknowledge Latino professionals in the Philadelphia region.
Oct. 4-7th | The Pennsylvania Convention Center
The Under 30 Summit will return to Philadelphia from October 4th to 7th, convening more than 2,000 of the planet’s top young entrepreneurs and game-changers, as well as world-class mentors. This year will again feature keynotes and panels, breakouts and pitch contests, as well as our signature evening activities, including the Under 30 Music Festival and the Under 30 Food Festival.
Oct. 4th | Ben Franklin Parkway
Concilio’s Annual Puerto Rican Day Parade is the “Crown Jewel” of the Puerto Rican Festival every year. It is one of the first ethnic parades to ever be televised in Philadelphia. In addition to the hundreds of people gathered on the parkway, the parade continues to offer a live televised portion for an additional 96,000 viewers who tune in for a vibrant display of cultural pride.
Oct. 4th | Taproom on 19th
Cheer on the contestants as Celebrity judges pick the best meatballs and best gravy served up from restaurant chefs, home cooks, bloggers, food critics and South Philly locals. Admission is free. Watch for food/drink specials. Save the date: Its our 2nd annual gravy contest!